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Pacu, Testicle-Eating Fish, Found in Illinois

| by Michael Allen

A testicle-eating fish was reportedly found in Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, Illinois.

A fish with teeth, called a 'pacu,' was found in the lake, according to Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

According to KSDK, a fisherman caught a Pacu back on June 7th, while another man caught a pacu ten days later. While a Pacu poses no real threat to humans, Metro.co.uk reported two local men died in the river, after their testicles were eaten by a pacu fish.

Pacu is used to decribe several species of South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha.

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However, there are some differences betwen the fish.

Piranha have pointed, razor-sharp teeth while the pacu have squarer, straighter teeth. They are usually found in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins in Africa.